We have only recently been made aware of this location by a
contributor. We are researching it and will post
additional information as it becomes available.
We have had a falls listed as Roaring Brook Upper
Falls. Since this new location is further upstream from
that, we have assigned that one the more descriptive name
Roaring Brook Falls
on Glendale Road.
For the time being, we are calling this Roaring Brook Upper
Falls. Google Maps actually labels "Roaring Brook Falls"
at a point in this general area. However, topo maps show
that this stretch is quite level. It doesn't make sense to
us that a waterfall as tall as our picture notes could be
located here. Also, there is no officially named waterfall
by that name in Lewis County. We do not understand where
that label came from.
We have tentatively located it on a topo map a bit upstream from
the Google Maps location. Topographical contour lines indicate that
it may not be the only falls on this stretch. All of the
property in this region is private. We are attempting to
contact the owners in an effort to gain access and get better
The only picture we have at this point is below. It is
taken from the crest. You can see the bottom faintly, in
the lower distance.
The Roaring Brook flows into the Black River
which meets Lake Ontario
just west of Watertown in Dexter, New York.
Last update: July 15, 2017